This section describes
Linux Kernel version: 4.2.3
Install Plop Linux
Plop Linux is for advanced Linux users. The install documentation does not describe every step with commands. When it's too difficult for people then I will update this page with more details.
Boot a Linux on a computer with a SD card reader.
• On the SD Card, create one partition for Plop Linux.
• Create an Ext3 file system on the mkfs.ext3 /dev/PARTITION1. Minimum size is 7 GB (or 3 GB without /opt).
• Mount the partition to /mnt
• Extract the ploplinux-desktop-23.4-arm.tar.gz archive to /mnt
• Move the directories in /mnt/ploplinux-desktop-23.4-arm/ one directory up that they became the root directories on the Plop Linux partition.
• Remove the empty /mnt/ploplinux-desktop-23.4-arm/ directory.
• Extract the banana-pi-boot.tar.gz archive to /mnt
• Install the U-Boot boot loader. Change to /mnt/boot and run dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/SDCARD bs=1024 seek=8
• A few important files (the default settings should be ok):
• Unmount /mnt
Modify the file /etc/boot.cmd for your needs.
To create the boot.scr file run mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d boot.cmd boot.scr
Banana Pi green led
The Banana Pi has 1 configurable led. For example SD Card access, CPU usage and much more.
The green led is /sys/class/leds/bananapi:green:usr/
In this directory you find the file trigger file. Run cat trigger to list the possible values. The current setting is marked with square brackets.
Here is the Plop Linux setup from /etc/rc.local.
# Set green led to SD Card actvity echo mmc0 > /sys/class/leds/bananapi:green:usr/trigger
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